2012 U.S. Men's Olympic Team is expected to compete at the 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships
posted on 07/23/2013

© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, July 23, 2013 – All five members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Men's Gymnastics Team, including 2012 Olympic all-around bronze-medalist Danell Leyva of Miami/Team Hilton HHonors (Universal Gymnastics), and defending champion John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (U.S. Olympic Training Center), have registered to compete at the 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships, scheduled for Aug. 15-18 at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn.

Their Olympic teammates 2013 AT&T American Cup champion Jake Dalton of Reno, Nev./University of Oklahoma, two-time Olympic medalist Jonathan Horton of Houston/Team Hilton HHonors (Cypress Gymnastics), and 2013 NCAA all-around and team champion Sam Mikulak of Corona del Mar, Calif./University of Michigan, also are expected to compete.

Olympic alternates Steven Legendre of Port Jefferson, N.Y./University of Oklahoma, and Alex Naddour of Gilbert, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center, both members of Team Hilton HHonors, are also scheduled to compete in Hartford.

Other senior national team members expected to compete at the P&G Championships are Adrian de los Angeles of Long Beach, Calif./University of Michigan; Sean Melton of Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Olympic Training Center; Akash Modi of Morganville, N.J./Monmouth Gymnastics; Eddie Penev of Penfield, N.Y./Stanford University; Paul Ruggeri of Manlius, N.Y./U.S. Gymnastics Development Center II; and Brandon Wynn of Columbus, Ohio/Team Hilton HHonors (Ohio State University).

A complete roster, organized by state, is listed below. The women's field for the P&G Championships will be announced following the 2013 Secret U.S. Classic, July 27, at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

The P&G Championships competition schedule is below. All times are Eastern.

  • Aug. 15 – women's gymnastics, juniors at 1 p.m. and seniors at 7:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 16 – men's gymnastics, juniors at 1 p.m. and seniors at 7 p.m.
  • Aug. 17 – women's gymnastics, juniors at 2 p.m. and seniors at 7:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 18 – men's gymnastics, seniors at 11:30 a.m. and juniors at 6:30 p.m.

Single-session tickets range in price from $20 to $99. Multi-session packages are also available: men's package – all men's sessions (junior and senior), Aug. 16 and 18, $85-135; women's first day of competition package – junior and senior women's sessions, Aug. 15, $70-125; women's final day of competition package -- junior and senior women's sessions, Aug. 17, $85-135; and men's and women's package – senior women on Aug. 17 and senior men on Aug. 18, $85-135. All-session tickets, which range in price from $125-$395, are also on sale, and the top-priced ticket is for the best seat location and includes an autographed commemorative poster. Prices include facility fees and vary according to ticket location. Tickets are available through several different avenues: Ticketmaster.com; calling 1-800-745-3000; or the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center. For group tickets, please call 860-548-2000.

The P&G Gymnastics Championships determine U.S. champions and the U.S. national team for the junior and senior elite levels. USA Gymnastics will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in Hartford, along with recognizing the members of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

Orozco and Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts' Twistars USA, won the men's and women's U.S. all-around titles, respectively, at the 2012 championships. The roster of former U.S. all-around champions is a veritable who's who of gymnastics, including: women – Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson, Carly Patterson, Courtney Kupets, Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Kim Zmeskal and Mary Lou Retton; and men – Paul Hamm, Blaine Wilson, John Roethlisberger, Mitch Gaylord, Peter Vidmar and Bart Conner.

The 49th Annual USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show is a three-day educational event open to the entire gymnastics community. Held in conjunction with the P&G Championships, the National Congress provides a unique opportunity for presentations, demonstrations and educational seminars on a variety of topics and a large exhibitor's hall with additional business opportunities.

Hartford hosted both the national championships and USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show in 2010.

Background Information

  • The Connecticut Convention Center. The Connecticut Convention Center, which has more than 205,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, is the site for the USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show. The facility offers an outdoor esplanade overlooking the Connecticut River and is connected to both the Hartford Marriott Downtown and the Connecticut Science Center.

  • XL Center. The XL Center, managed by AEG Connecticut, will host two days of competition for both men's and women's gymnastics. The XL Center is home to the University of Connecticut Men's & Women's Basketball teams along with the Connecticut Whale, the American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Rangers. In addition to resident teams, the XL Center entertains millions of visitors annually with a variety of concerts, family shows, sporting events, consumer & trade shows. The XL Center is Connecticut's home for premier sports & entertainment.

  • USA Gymnastics. Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men's and women's artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics, and group gymnastics. For more information, log on to www.usagym.org.

2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships field
Listed division, alphabetically by state

Seniors

    Arizona
    Alexander Naddour, Gilbert, Ariz., Team Hilton HHonors - USA Youth Fitness Center
    Daniel Steiner, Mesa, Ariz., Ohio State University

    California
    Donothan Bailey, Lake Forest, Calif., UC - Berkeley
    Adrian de los Angeles, Long Beach, Calif., University of Michigan
    Joshua Dixon, San Jose, Calif., U.S.O.T.C.
    Steven Lacombe, Mission Viejo, Calif., UC - Berkeley
    Sam Mikulak, Corona del Mar, Calif., University of Michigan
    Kanji Oyama, Huntington Beach, Calif., University of Oklahoma
    Mark Ringle, San Ramon, Calif., University of Nebraska
    Chris Turner, Fremont, Calif., Stanford University

    Florida
    Wyatt Aycock, Orlando, Fla., University of Nebraska
    Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla., Team Hilton HHonors - Universal
    Sean Melton, Orlando, Fla., USOTC

    Illinois
    Matthew Loochtan, Hawthorn Woods, Ill., University Of Iowa
    Matthew McGrath, Wheaton, Ill., University Of Iowa
    Luke Stannard, Waukegan, Ill., University of Illinois

    Indiana
    Ellis Mannon, Indianapolis, Ind., University of Minnesota

    Louisiana
    Robert Courter, Baton Rouge, La., William & Mary

    Maryland
    Donnell Whittenburg, Baltimore, Md., U.S.O.T.C.

    Michigan
    Stacey Ervin, Taylor, Mich., University of Michigan

    New Jersey
    Akash Modi, Morganville, N.J., Monmouth Gymnastics Academy
    Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J., Team Hilton HHonors-Ohio State

    New York
    Landon Funiciello, Baldwinsville, N.Y., William & Mary
    Brian Knott, New York, N.Y., Stanford University
    Steven Legendre, Port Jefferson, N.Y., Team Hilton HHonors - University of Oklahoma
    John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y., Team Hilton HHonors - USOTC
    Eddie Penev, Rochester, N.Y., Team Hilton HHonors - Stanford University
    Paul Ruggeri III, Manlius, N.Y., Team Hilton HHonors - US Gymnastics Development Center II

    Nevada
    Jake Dalton, Reno, Nev., Team Hilton HHonors - University of Oklahoma

    Ohio
    Sam Chamberlain, Franklin, Ohio, University of Nebraska
    Trevor Howard, Columbus, Ohio, Penn State University

    Oklahoma
    Michael Squires, Edmond, Okla., University of Oklahoma

    Pennsylvania
    Sean Senters, Center Valley, Pa., Stanford University

    Texas
    Jonathan Horton, Houston, Texas, Team Hilton HHonors - Cypress Academy
    Michael Newburger, Austin, Texas, Ohio State University
    Eric Schryver, Richardson, Texas, University of Nebraska

Juniors 17-18

    Arizona
    Allan Bower, Chandler, Ariz., Xtreme Gymnastics

    Arkansas
    Lee Grogan, Paragould, Ark., Champions Gymnastics

    California
    Andrew Botto, Redwood City, Calif., University of Iowa
    Drew Willoughby, Burlingame, Calif., Stanford Boy's Gymnastics

    Florida
    Antonio Castro, Pinecrest, Fla., Florida Gymnastics Training Center

    Illinois
    Jordan DeClerk, Bloomingdale, Ill., Aerial Gymnastics
    Matt Foster, Addison, Ill., University of Illinois
    Andrew McCabe, Oak Park, Ill., Aerial Gymnastics

    Indiana
    Christopher Stephenson, Fishers, Ind., Air Force Academy

    North Carolina
    Chandler Eggleston, Jamestown, N.C., University of Illinois
    Christian McSwain, Jamestown, N.C., Highpoint Gymnastics

    New York
    Dominic DiFulvio, Marietta, N.Y., Blaze Gymnastics

    Ohio
    Andrew Rickly, Lewis Center, Ohio, Hocking Valley Gymnastics Center

    Texas
    Taylor Seaton, Plano, Texas, WOGA Plano
    John Meyer Williams, Dallas, Texas, Ridgewood Gymnastics

    Utah
    Jacob Dastrup, Lindon, Utah, USOTC

    Wisconsin
    Dmitri Belanovski, West Allis, Wis., Swiss Turners

Juniors 15-16

    California
    Cameron Bock, Tustin, Calif., SCATS
    Alex Powarzynski, Menlfee, Calif., SCATS
    Marty Strech, Fountain Valley, Calif., Azarian's Gymnastics

    Colorado
    Yul Moldauer, Arvada, Colo., 5280 Gymnastics

    Georgia
    Quest Hayden, Evans, Ga., Hayden's Gymnastics

    Illinois
    Bobby Baker, Lemont, Ill., Aerial Gymnastics
    Grant Breckenridge, Libertyville, Ill., Buffalo Grove Gymnastics
    Alex Diab, Glen Ellyn, Ill., Premier Gymnastics Academy

    Indiana
    Alec Yoder, Indianapolis, Ind., Interactive Gymnastics

    Louisana
    Jalon Stephens, Streveport, La., Jill's Gymnastics

    Nevada
    Emyre Cole, North Las Vegas, Nev., Go For It USA

    Rhode Island
    David Jessen, East Greenwich, R.I., RISE Gymnastics

    South Carolina
    Anthony McCallum, Columbia, S.C., Hayden's Gymnastics

    Texas
    Tristan Burke, Royse City, Texas, WOGA Frisco
    Fabian DeLuna, Firsco, Texas, WOGA Frisco
    Davis Grooms, Katy, Texas, Champions Gymnastics
    Hunter Justus, Cypress, Texas, Cypress Academy
    Yaroslav Pochinka, Plano, Texas, WOGA Plano
    Ryan Sheppard, Murphy, Texas, WOGA Plano
    Colin Van Wicklen, Magnolia, Texas, Cypress Academy
    Tanner West, Cypress, Texas, Cypress Academy

    Utah
    Dylan Ellsworth, Farmington, Utah, USA Gymnastics World
    Johnny Jacobson, Syracuse, Utah, USA Gymnastics World

    Virginia
    Kiwan Watts, Richmond, Va., Above the Bar Gymnastics Academy

    Wisconsin
    Marvin Kimble, Milwaukee, Wis., Swiss Turners
    Robert Neff, Brookfield, Wis., Swiss Turners


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